Mijas Pueblo is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque whitewashed villages on the Costa del Sol. It is a popular hotspot for many nationalities. Boasting a beautiful cocktail of traditional Spanish living spiced with a touch of cosmopolitan encourages many foreign residents to move over and make Mijas Pueblo their home. The village of Mijas is surrounding by an incredible extensive mountain range of the Sierra de Mijas and some plush green urbanisations, such as Las Lomas de Mijas, Mijas La Nueva, Doña Pilar, Santa Rosa and La Alquería, each offering the epitome of Mediterranean living to people who are fortunate enough to have the budge to afford it. In this article, we will have a look at the important factors to consider before moving to Mijas Pueblo.
Mijas Pueblo is located around 8 kilometres from the coast and about 25 kilometres West of the Malaga airport. One of the factors many individuals take into consideration or should take into consideration when deciding where to live, is the proximity to the transport facilities and airport, particularly if one of the family regularly travels for work reasons. It is also essential if you are expecting regular visitors. Mijas Costa boasts easy access to the inland countryside areas of Coin, Monda, Alhaurin el Grande and Malaga lake district area of El Chorro and Ardales and the Sierra de las Nieves. As a result of its elevated position, temperatures are generally slightly colder than on the coast and additional rainfall can be experienced during the winter months. In particular areas, it is known to get rather windy at certain times of the year also. It is essential to seek local advice on this prior to investing in the wrong property.
Mijas Pueblo is a simply thirty-minute drive from the Malaga airport. Taxi transfers generally cost around 40 euro. There is a regular bus service there also which is about 30 minutes from Fuengirola and other destinations. The overground train coming from Fuengirola provides a regular service along the coast to Malaga Capital, stopping at lots of places, including the airport, along the way. While it is possible to survive with the public transport provided in the village, it is preferable to have a car, particularly if you are living in the surrounding areas. Village living enables you to enjoy your day-to-day life on foot. Although, a car is recommended if you want to get the most out of living in Mijas Pueblo. It is so simple to get to so many places when you have your own means of transport. You are truly spoilt for choices for days out.
The popularity of Mijas Pueblo and its surrounding areas is reflected both in the long-term availability of rental property and in the price of property for sales. Long term rental properties do not remain on the market for too long so it is essential to be in a position to secure a rental as soon as it hits the market. Be prepared to take on a property before you need it. It may feel as though you have wasted your money initially, however, you will thank yourself in the long run. Property prices vary drastically and are subject to the surrounding areas and the location around the village.
4. Food and Drink
You will truly be spoiled for choice when it comes to places to eat and drink in Mijas Pueblo. From menus del dia, traditional tapas, international cuisine, cheese and wine and find dining, the village boasts it all. Needless to say, terraces in restaurants and bars are set up to enjoy meals while taking in the beautiful views. Whether you are looking for lunch, breakfast, an evening meal or just a snack, you will not be disappointed by the choice the village offers.
5. Activities, Sports and Entertainment
Mijas takes advantage of its geographical location. The village’s beautiful outdoor auditorium is the venue for most live concerts during the summer months. Music and light shows are enjoyed in this natural location. A free flamenco show is also offered to visitors in the main square each Wednesday and Saturday. The Sierra de Mijas is a great spot for cyclists, dog walkers and trekkers with its varying terrain and guided pathways. Just outside of the village, in Osunillas, you will discover an outdoor municipal swimming pool, indoor gymnasium and football pitch offering a wide variety of sports.
Whilst Mijas Pueblo is the dream spot to live in, you should not act too hastily! There are a number of things you should take into consideration prior to planning your move. Overall, you need to ensure that you can afford it, that Mijas Pueblo has the facilities and services you require and that moving here will suit your lifestyle.